Head’s Welcome

Langtree School is one of the smallest secondary schools in Oxfordshire, with an 11-16 intake of 600 fantastic students. However, our small size is our greatest strength as we are a community in which students are known and valued as individuals and in which they can thrive with the close support of a dedicated team of subject specialist teachers. Many parents choose Langtree for this reason, and we remain heavily oversubscribed; the school is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty in the south Oxfordshire countryside, between Oxford and Reading.

This year Ofsted rated the Behaviour and Personal Development of our students as Outstanding. For the last two years we have been shortlisted as one of the six nominees for the Secondary School of the Year. Our academic results have always been amongst the best in the whole of Oxfordshire – last year our Progress 8 Score of +0.79 was the third best in the county. These successes are the result of wonderful students with a very positive attitude to learning, being supported by a dedicated and hardworking team of subject specialist teachers. We enjoy extremely positive relationships with our students, and we all share in our mission of ‘Putting Learning First’.

Although we are very proud of the results our students achieve in their public examinations, success at GCSE is not the only reason for Langtree being regarded as an excellent school by students, parents, staff and trustees. There is a rich, diverse offer of extracurricular activities, trips and visits at Langtree, both in the UK and abroad. Furthermore, our Creativity Days and Activities Week provide opportunities for our staff to plan creative approaches to learning in what we call the ‘outside classroom’. Langtree may be a small school, but it is a very dynamic and exciting place in which to learn and work.

We are, quite rightly, extremely proud of our school and our students’ achievements and, as a result, we are always happy to show prospective students around during a working day. If you would like to visit, or if you have any further questions about Langtree which we can help you with, please do not hesitate to contact the school at your convenience. In the meantime, please have a look at our on-line prospectus posted on this website, as well as our termly newsletters, or follow us on Instagram for frequent news and updates @langtree_woodcote.

I look forward to welcoming you to our school.

Simon Bamford




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